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Tucson woman sentenced for mailing child porn to husband already jailed for child porn

A Tucson woman will serve more than five years behind bars for mailing child pornography to her husband — who was in custody himself, awaiting trial on separate child porn charges that later found him sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Breana L. VanDyck, 28, was sentenced Monday to 63 months in prison, after being found guilty by a jury in September of sending photographs of a naked female child through the U.S. Postal Service to her husband — then at the Central Arizona Detention Center — in June 2015. U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins imposed the 5.25-year sentence.

The woman's husband, Ryan Galal VanDyck, was sentenced to 25 years in December after being found guilty in a bench trial of possessing and conspiring to produce child pornography. He was indicted in April 2015 when authorities learned he had a child porn video on his computer.

Both VanDycks will be on lifetime probation after serving their prison terms.

The Tucson Police Department and local FBI agents investigated the case of Breana VanDyck.

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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